Sunday, August 17, 2008

Electric Bikes

I liked this story about electric bikes because I hadn't known much about them previously. What bothered me about the story is that it said that people still plug the bikes in, which uses carbon down the line at the electricity generation plant. It should be less carbon than driving a car around but it's still using a resource when you don't need to. Either people should just ride a bike with no charging or the electric bikes should have a mode to switch into where the user peddles exclusively to charge the battery, then when it's full (as when charged from plugging in) it's available for assisted riding.

Electric bikes provide greener commute

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